Mati, Davao Oriental: 5 Things to Do in Mati

2015 Recount A few years ago, we went to Mati City for my sister's birthday--it was just a 24 hour, quick visit to Davao Oriental. Mama was very apprehensive on this idea because we do not know how to swim and one police stations was just attacked and bombed. On getting there: From Davao City [...]

Multi-Day Hike in the Philippines: How I Lighten My Backpack

My 13 Kg load to Camp Gudi-Gudi. "Bug-at kaayo!" That's usually my clamor every time I have a 3 days trek... I wanted to utilize the porter or champa sa tent and all, but I wanted to be a self-contained hiker (except for the foods, yea? haha) and not to let someone bring my stuff [...]

Mt. Ulap: My Recovery Hike

Mount Ulap, Itogon, Benguet (1846 MASL) Hike Date: January 20, 2020 Entry Point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon Exit Point: Brgy. Sta. Fe, Itogon On getting there: Since I only joined the Trekkers Avenue, I can't provide the exact details on how to get here. I will be updating this once I can get information on how [...]

Mount Apo: Climbing the Roof of the Philippines

Mount Apo, also known locally as Apo Sandawa, is a large solfataric, active stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With an elevation of 2,954 meters (9,692 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and [...]

My first and might be the last Canyoneering in Alegria with colleagues

How's your canyoneering experience? Let me recap my first Canyoneering in 2015. This is actually where Joe gathered everyone from the team so that we can experience such activity together with our client and one of our bosses. A week prior to this, we were in our training for the new LOB of the project [...]

Ormoc: The Gateway to Region 8 Adventures

Supposedly last week (written a week after November 10-11-12, 2017), I will be joining a major climb at Mt. Talinis, however 2 weeks before that big day, I found out that the date that was approved was only on the 13 of November, while the climb will start on the 10 of November reason why [...]